Cut that Rug

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I decided to make a rag rug out of old T-shirts, sewn on a base of a large towel from Steve’s father’s estate. I thought it might be a little boring if I just sewed them straight across the short side, so I drew this curved design on it with a marker. Here I have […]

More Ice Please

Back in March, I tried ice dyeing for the first time. It turned out great, so I finally got around to doing some more. This time, I had four different batches of dye. I started with two off-white shirts and used a reddish mix of dyes. I started it around 10:30pm and rinsed it the […]

I dyed today

Today was the day. It was slow, but not too painful. I finally got the tie-dye box out and I had found my tie-dye book with my notes on amounts and conversions, so I decided to try the technique I saw on Dharma Trading: Ice Dyeing. I dyed two of Steve’s shirts. One is a […]

Call Me, Maybe

I’ve had a T-Mobile prepaid phone since 2005. It worked well for me to pay by the minute since I don’t use the phone very much. But times have changed and I am feeling the limitations of that kind of phone plan, so I did a bunch of research to see what other kinds of […]

Xeriscape Symposium

We went to a Xeriscape Symposium on Saturday and the best topic was rainwater harvesting. The only trouble is you actually need some rain to harvest! Texas A&M has some information about calculating the size of the storage tank for the size of your catchment area and flushing out the first dirty part of the […]

Candy Corn

My brother Robbie sent me some pictures yesterday, saying I thought you’d like to see some of the corn we grew this year. The crop was terrible because of the extremely dry weather, but the kernels are still pretty. I think they are gorgeous! They look like candy. Robbie continues, It’s interesting to see how […]

Changes in laptops don’t compute

I spent all day looking at computers and I finally ordered one at 8:00pm! I had done some research on several days previously, so I’m more knowledgeable than I was, but I’m tired of it. I never did like hardware. I wanted to get a laptop that is leading edge enough to last me 5 […]

Economy of scale

Joy wrote: The BusinessWeek article “Yuan poised to become Reserve Currency, Goldman’s O’Neill Says” shows we have to watch out for China. It has the power to do whatever it wants. Robert Reynolds wrote: Laura and I talk about this problem frequently.  There just isn’t anything left for people to do in this country, except […]